100 days of inaction in the north

With the news that Alinta has abandoned a feasibility study into replacing its coal-fired powered stations in Port Augusta with a solar thermal plant the State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to release its support package for region. “I’m increasingly concerned that the Weatherill Government is totally bereft of ideas as to how […]

Interstate Migration | SPEECH

Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 12:03 :32 ): I rise to also support the member for Chaffey in this motion and acknowledge the tremendous contributions of the member for Davenport, the member for Schubert and others who will follow. The government can say all it wants that it is addressing these issues […]


Mr VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN ( Stuart ) ( 15:10 ): My question is for the Minister for Health. Given that it’s three months today since Alinta announced its planned closure of the Leigh Creek coalmine and it’s very likely that that coalmine will be closed within another three months, will the minister advise the house […]

Mineral exploration falls into a hole

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to reverse its budget cuts to the Minerals Resources and Energy budget to stem a disastrous slide in jobs and exploration in the mining sector in South Australia. Australian Bureau of Statistics data released yesterday shows mining and petroleum exploration in South Australia has fallen from […]

Mining jobs in freefall for last 20 months

The State Liberals have labelled the Weatherill Government economically illiterate for predicting a surge in jobs in the mining industry in the middle of a collapse in commodity prices. In the 12 months leading up to the Weatherill Government’s November 2014 prediction of an extra 5,000 jobs in the resources sector in South Australia commodity […]